Sunday, May 10, 2009
Esmé's Mommy here.
Right now it feels a little like we're "in the middle of nowhere," not physically, but in terms of knowing what the next phase of our life is. So I was intrigued by Ellie's blog: In the Middle of Nowhere.
Especially Ellie's post, "On Being a Missionary." My first reaction on reading this: Are you me? If you have ever worked as a missionary, I bet you'll be able to to relate to her longing for home. And if you just want a better understanding of the emotions of the returned missionaries in your midst, you'll find it in that post. Check it out...
In other news, here is a recent photo of Mavinga (with his father) that we received from my mom. He is growing up so fast! It's hard to believe it's been 5 months since we've seen him.
We haven't given much of an update on our future plans, mainly because we're not sure of them at this point. Our agreement to manage the Murwira Children's Home in Zimbabwe fell through. We investigated another option in Zimbabwe that also seems to be a dead end. At this point, we are at our somewhat empty house in Oregon, waiting for the next thing... We've got plenty of work we can do on this house. And I've decided to enjoy and appreciate all the "luxuries" of life in the US while we're here, like libraries and gymnastics lessons and craft stores and Taco Bell!
We still are working on the Isaiah 58 Missions organization - not sure exactly where it will be used, but convinced that God's call in Isaiah 58 is meant for us.